7 Remedies For Cold And Flu Using Ginger

Ginger, fresh, dried or in powdered form can be really beneficial for your health. Ginger root is rich in vitamin C, calcium, iron, phosphorus and riboflavin.
The International journal of preventive medicine’s 2013 review confirms the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and antimicrobial benefits of ginger which makes it an effective remedy for some medical conditions including the common cold and flu.

Ginger contains antioxidants that boost your immune system in the battle against the cold. Also, you can use it to combat a sore throat since it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Its active ingredients gingerol and shagelol could help fight the cold as well. Did you know that ginger was used as an anti-nausea agent for centuries? Because of its carminative effect which helps in relieving gas and bloating.

Also, it is believed that ginger is really beneficial for people who have cardiovascular problems or diabetes.

Cold and the flu are the two most common viral infections that affect people from all parts of the world. Both conditions include a cough, nasal congestion, and a sore throat.
However, in the case of influenza, the virus attracts the whole body and also results in a fever, while the common cold infection affects only the upper respiratory tract.
In case this winter is merciless towards you, be ready knowing these seven effective remedies using ginger, courtesy of Fabhow.

1. Ginger for Chest Congestion

As previously mentioned, ginger is really effective in clearing up chest congestion. Furthermore, this remedy uses honey, which helps in rooting out the viral infection and cayenne pepper that helps to clear out the sinuses. And the vitamin C from the lemon juice is going to boost your immune system.


You will need the following:

  • a half teaspoon of dried ginger root powder
  • half teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • three tablespoons raw honey
  • ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Step 1. Boil apple cider vinegar and lemon juice


Start by pouring the vinegar into the pan to which you will add the lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a boil over a medium heat. After that let the mixture cool down.

Step 2. Add raw honey, ginger powder and cayenne pepper


First, add the honey, then the dried ginger root powder and the cayenne pepper powder.

Step 3. Mix well and put it in a bottle for storage; take it twice daily


Now, stir all the ingredients together and pour the mixture into a bottle for storage. You should take one tablespoon twice daily for two or three days.

2. Ginger for a Sore Throat or Laryngitis

The second remedy is really effective and helpful in curing a sore throat or inflammation of the larynx, the vocal cords that causes laryngitis.


These are the ingredients that you will need:

  • one to two inches of freshly sliced ginger
  • half teaspoon turmeric powder
  • one teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • one teaspoon raw honey
  • one and a half cups of water

Step 1. Heat water, ginger and turmeric powder


First, pour the water into a pan and add the ginger slices and the turmeric powder. Heat them together on a medium heat.

Step 2. Let it simmer for a few minutes, then strain it


Let the ingredients simmer for five to eight minutes and then strain the contents into a glass cup.

Step 3. Mix in honey and lemon juice; drink it daily


Finally, add the honey and the lemon as well. You can consume this drink once or twice a day for at least two or three days in order to heal your sore throat.

3. Ginger for Phlegm

The third remedy will help you get rid of phlegm from your upper respiratory system during a cold or flu. In order to prepare you will need:

  • one to two inches freshly sliced ginger
  • four or five peppercorns
  • one teaspoon raw honey
  • one cup of water.


Step 1. Heat water, ginger and peppercorns


Start by pouring the water into the pan. After that add the ginger and the peppercorns and heat them on a low heat. Cover it and let it simmer for five to seven minutes. Afterward, let it cool down a little.

Step 2. Strain and mix in honey; drink it 2 or 3 times daily


Pour the mixture into a glass cup and add the raw honey. This can be consumed two or three times per day for at least three days.

4. Ginger for a Cold or Flu

You can boost your immune system by using the following remedy.


Ingredients that you will need are:

  • one to two inches grated ginger
  • two quartered medium-sized lemons
  • ¼ cup of raw honey

Step 1. Combine the grated ginger and lemon quarters in a jar


Put the ginger and the lemon in a jar and use a spoon to mix them together.

Step 2. Mix in raw honey; take it 2 or 3 times daily


Now, add the honey and mix all the ingredients together. Drink one tablespoon with a cup of hot water. You can take this remedy two to three times daily for three or four days. This blend can last up to three months placed in the refrigerator.

5. Ginger for a Cough and Runny Nose

This drink of ginger onion and garlic will help you to clean out the mucus buildup and fight off the disease-causing microbes in the process.


You will need:

  • one to two inches freshly sliced ginger
  • two to three cloves chopped garlic
  • one small onion
  • two teaspoons raw honey
  • two cups of water

Step 1. Boil water, ginger and garlic


Begin with pouring the water into the pan. After that add the garlic and the ginger and bring them to boil over a medium heat.

Step 2. Let the ingredients simmer, then strain the infused liquid


After reducing the heat to low cover the pan and leave it to simmer for five to eight minutes. Now, let it cool down and afterward strain the infused liquid into a glass cup.

Step 3. Mix in onion juice and honey; drink it 2 or 3 times a day


At the end add the fresh juice of the small onion and the honey. Mix them well and consume it two or three times per day.

6. Ginger for Nausea

As previously mentioned, ginger has been used to get rid of nausea that is connected to the flu, pregnancy, and seasickness.


You will only need:

  • one to two inches of freshly sliced ginger
  • one or two teaspoons of raw honey
  • one cup of water

Step 1. Boil water and ginger, let it simmer and strain the infusion into a cup


Pour the water into a pan and add the ginger. Bring it to the boil and then leave it to simmer on a low heat for five minutes. Afterwards, leave it to cool down and strain it into a cup.

Step 2. Mix in the honey; sip it as needed for nausea


Finally, add the honey and mix it well. You can consume this when you feel nauseous or sick.

7. Ginger for Bronchitis

The last remedy will help you fight infection in the bronchial tubes and to reduce the inflammation of the inner lining.


You will need :

  • one teaspoon grated ginger,
  • one half teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
  • one teaspoon honey and one cup of water

Step 1. Bring water, ginger and cinnamon powder to the boil, then let it simmer


Pour the water into a pan and add the ginger and the cinnamon powder. All together bring them to the boil over a medium heat and then cover it and leave it for five minutes on low heat. Afterward, let it cool down.

Step 2. Strain it and mix in the honey; drink it 3 or 4 times daily


Lastly, strain it into a cup and add the honey. You can prepare and consume this drink four times daily for four days.
However, if the flu or the cold doesn’t get better in more than five days, you should consult your doctor because it can be more than a simple viral infection.

* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.
From: fabhow